JOUR 102 Writing Assignment Analyzing “News” ArticlesIdentifying News, Analysis, Opinion and Misinformation/Disinformation In this assignment, you will use critical thinking skills to distinguish between news, opinion, analysis and articles that are false based on misinformation/disinformation. There are four articles that have different approaches. Remember the considerations outlined in the lectures this semester. Remember that facts are a factor in your assessments of the articles. A fact is: A statement that can/has been proved or demonstrated as true A statement that can/has been observed in practice or observation A statement that can/has been verified by witnesses, experts or documents Note: an informed opinion is supported by facts, but still an opinion. In your answers, identify each numbered story by its category. Then for each of the four stories, write 200 to 350-word description of the factors you considered when you made your decision. Cite examples in the stories that support your claim. Describe the logic you applied if it came from lecture, textbook or other readings or research. Check for spelling and grammar. Excessive mistakes could affect the final grade. While it is important to identify each story by category, your grade will be decided more on how you explain your decision process and that you show understanding of the topics covered in the class. Submit your answers by creating a Word document with this name: JOUR102-New-Analysis-[FirstInitialLastName] and upload it to the Canvas assignment. STORY 1 LOS ANGELS, CA—NBA players are honoring the life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg this week by wearing pretty lace collars just like Notorious RBG used to wear. In a touching show of respect for the late Justice Ginsburg, and in solidarity with her progressive cause, Lebron James and the LA Lakers took to the court yesterday wearing a stunning variety of delicate white collars inspired by RBG's wardrobe.
According to several commentators on ESPN, the virtual teleconference crowd fell silent in reverent awe as the players all knelt down and chanted "RBG! RBG! RBG!" "Yeah, RBG was an amazing person," said LeBron James after the game. "I have her biography right here and I totally read it right before the game. She was a judge. That's cool, I respect that. Judges judge things and not everyone can do that. She believed in Black Lives Matter and being on the right side of history and stuff." Power forward Anthony Davis also expressed his happiness with the collars. "It's good to honor her today with these lacey things. Commissioner Adam Silver and President Xi Jinping told us to wear them so we did. I just took this little doily thing from under a table lamp at my mom's house and cut a hole in the middle. Easy." NBA players are vowing to wear the collars until Trump is removed from office, or until angry rioters burn their basketball arenas down, whichever comes first.
STORY 2 I used to feel pretty optimistic that the country would get through the Trump years intact.